How to Make Your Own Tofu

How to Make Your Own Tofu

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in basics, Japanese, Recipes | 2 Comments

This is kinda the ultimate vegan recipe because it yields 4 ingredients, with which you can make a multitude of dishes. The first portion of the recipe consists of making soy milk, from which you will have a bi-product called okara, the solids extracted from the liquid soy milk. Next you’ll make the tofu by ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in appetizers, entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Pickled red onions are an awesome addition to this dish. Along with the red pepper coulis, they help to create a more complex flavor. If you think about it, the addition of pickled red onion isn’t THAT strange considering that ratatouille is sometimes served with involtini and it has a slightly sour, pickled flavor to ...

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in American, entrées | 3 Comments

I had planned on going to New York City for Thanksgiving, but things changed at the last minute so I found myself at home with my dog Izzy (aka The Goo.) Instead of making myself a Thanksgiving dinner for one, I decided to get out of my apartment (and head) to volunteer. What a wonderful ...

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Pumpkin is in season right now so I have been making lots of my own pumpkin puree. It can be a fairly time consuming project, but so worth it. Fresh pumpkin tastes far better than canned, plus you can purchase some local organic pumpkins to help support small farmers. My friend Melinda was kind enough ...

Spanakopita with Kalamata Olives and Toasted Pine Nuts

Spanakopita with Kalamata Olives and Toasted Pine Nuts

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in entrées, Greek, Recipes | One Comment

This has to be one of my favorite dishes. I love Greek flavors. I also love anything that gives my hemoglobin a nice little boost (the blood bank told me I have excellent hemoglobin levels so it must be working!) Spinach will do that for ya! Spanakopita is basically a spinach pie, traditionally filled with ...

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in American, entrées, Recipes, soups | 2 Comments

When the temperature drops to 15 degrees, all I want to do is curl up on the couch with my dog Izzy (aka The Wiggle Worm) and eat a big bowl of chili. There may be some reality tv involved… But, if you have a delicate constitution (i.e. a pungent butt trumpet) then you may ...

Lemongrass Miso Soup

Lemongrass Miso Soup

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in Japanese, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Miso soup has got to be one of my favorite soups of all time. Its packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, and always makes me feel better when I’m sick. You can pack in even more nutritional value by adding some wakame seaweed. Supposedly, research shows that a compound found within this sea vegetable, called ...

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Roasted Balsamic Tofu and Farm Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers

Posted by on Oct 1, 2010 in American, entrées, Recipes | One Comment

I was up until 4 am photographing this damn thing. Enjoy! Marinade Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup safflower oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1 sprig of thyme, chopped 1/2 tsp chopped oregano couple pinches of sea salt and freshly ground pepper Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small ...